Mapperley Alternative Health Centre and Acupuncture Clinic


Throughout our body we have 12 main channels through which energy (Qi (pronounced Chi)) flows – these are called meridians. These meridians control the healthy function of our main organs: lungs, heart, stomach, kidney, liver etc. We use acupuncture to stimulate under active meridians and similarly to control overactive ones. This in turn helps to keep our main organs, and our whole body, healthy.

Chinese herbal medicine can help as well, acting in the same way on our meridians. There are over 1,000 ingredients, of which over 100 are commonly used. All of them are natural products and we use them in preparations taken as tablets or a powder which is then mixed with warm water.

Traditional Chinese Medicine - the combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine – is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world and is used by one third of the world's population as a primary health care system.